A music teacher provides instrumental, vocal and music training to people of all ages and abilities.
Music teachers work in either private settings as freelancers or in schools and colleges.
- Excellent musical aptitude
- Enjoy working with people
- Patient, tactful and responsible
- Ability to communicate ideas clearly in writing, speech and in demonstration
A Typical Day:
A typical day for a Music Teacher might include
- Planning individual lessons or plan for a group of pupils.
- Preparing pupils for performances, examinations auditions and festivals
- Communicating with parents about the children’s lesson and progress
- Organise school concerts and set assignments and assess pupils work
Depending on the type of teaching that music teachers want to get involved in
Private Teaching- If you have exceptional talent in musical skills, you can teach music without qualification but a qualification like a teacher or performers degree from a recognised music college is very advantageous
Teaching in schools/colleges- You must have a qualified teachers status. For Primary schools, you will be trained in all subjects but can then specialise in music. For secondary schools, you will train to teach music and for teaching in music school, you will need a specialist training to post graduate level.